Attractions to Visit on Lipsi, Greece
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The island of Lipsi is a secluded Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Lipsi is known for its beaches and relaxed atmosphere. The island has not been developed by tourism, so you won’t find it crowded. If you enjoy swimming and lounging on the beach, Lipsi Island is the destination for you.
Don’t worry though, there is more to see on the island of Lipsi. The island is home to some points of interest you’ll want to see. Here are some of the prominent attractions and beaches of Lipsi, Greece.
For anyone who enjoys history, a stop at the Ecclesiastical and Folklore Museum is a must. The museum is found in the Town Hall of Lipsi. It showcases icons from the 16th and 17th centuries as well as crosses, embroidered vestments, local costumes, and household utensils. The museum also features a small archaeological collection with pieces such as lamps, vases, an Ionic column fragment, and more.
Just 2 km west of Lipsi Town, Kambos Beach can be reached by foot in a mere 15 minutes. Kambos is a long and beautiful beach that features a sandy shore and clean water for swimming. There are a few trees that provide shade on sunny and hot days. The beach is not organized so you will want to brings your own supplies for lounging on the beach, such as beach towels.
Church of Agios Ioannis Theologos
This is one of the largest churches in Lipsi. The majestic church of Agios Ioannis Theologos can be found next to the town hall where the ecclesiastical museum is found. Located on a hill above the town of Lipsi, the site provides a wonderful view of the Aegean sea and the island. The church was built in 1931 and features a blue dome and two bell towers.
Thanks to its close proximity to the town of Lipsi (just 1 km), Lientou Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island of Lipsi. The beach is partly organized and family friendly. There are many tourist facilities in the area. When you aren’t lounging on the shore or swimming in the clean water, you can walk 10 minutes to the center of town and admire the traditional character of the houses painted white and blue.
The Acropolis of Lipsi
The Acropolis of Lipsi is the oldest settlement on the island. It is located on the hill of Kastro. At the site you can see traces of settlement including remains of terraces, wall ruins, pieces of pottery, and other stone structures. From the site you will also experience a fantastic panoramic view of surrounding areas.
When visiting the island of Lipsi, you don’t have to look for something to explore or a beach to relax on. The island offers a relaxing atmosphere that allows you to move at your own pace. You won’t have to worry about fighting crowds or rushing around to see your top picks.
This post was written by Greek Boston